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Hungry for Laughs! is a semimonthly podcast that serves up talk and thoughts about, well, just about anything. You may not be hungry for this thing or that, but always be hungry for laughs!

Latest Episodes

Ep98: Hungry for Kolchak: The Night Stalker!

EDarren McGavin as Carl Kolchak: The Night Stalker!Photo Credit: ABC In episode 98, Chuck talks about Kolchak: The Night Stalker! This short-lived TV series from the 1970s is based on an unpublished novel The Kolchak Papers, and two TV movies The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. Each episode has Chicago reporter Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin, investigating crimes perpetrated by monsters, creatures, or other strange phenomena. Tell Chuck about your favorite episode from this series!

19 MIN5 d ago
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Ep98: Hungry for Kolchak: The Night Stalker!

Ep97: Hungry for The Who!

EWho are these guys? (See what Chuck did there?)Photo Credit: Kelle Fieffer In episode 97, Chuck sits down with Stephen Fieffer to talk about The Who! Stephen’s dad, David, was a huge Who fan; so, he and Chuck, and those close to David, had no choice but to be huge Who fans as well. Stephen and Chuck talk about the history of this iconic English rock band. They also discuss some fun and interesting stories about the band before talking about their favorite songs and albums from The Who’s long discography. Let us know about your favorite Who stories, songs, and/or albums!

64 MIN2 w ago
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Ep97: Hungry for The Who!

Ep96: Hungry for Battle of the Planets!

EApparently the TV series transmuted into a comic book! In episode 96, Chuck talks about Battle of the Planets! This animated TV series from the late 1970s is an adaptation of the Japanese animated (anime) series Gatchaman. Five young people, the members of G-Force, protect Earth from Zoltar and his evil forces from the planet Spectra! With one word—TRANSMUTE!—the members of G-Force gain cool suits, weapons, and vehicles to aid them in their battle! There have been a number of other adaptations of this series as well. Tell Chuck about your favorite aspects of this series, the original series it is based on, and/or any of the adaptations!

24 MINSEP 17
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Ep96: Hungry for Battle of the Planets!

Ep95: Hungry for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

EDon’t say stage freeze, just do it. In episode 95, Chuck sits down with return guest Pat Nevis to talk about It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! This show follows the wonderfully inappropriate misadventures of five lovable (?) characters as they try to get ahead in life (?). If you hang around with people like Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and/or Frank—perhaps you should rethink your life! Let us know about your favorite It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes.

83 MINSEP 3
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Ep95: Hungry for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

Ep94: Hungry for Gyros!

EFries rolled up in the chicken gyros—it’s Greek to us here in the United States! In episode 94, Chuck talks about gyros! These pita sandwiches, or wraps, hold beef/lamb, pork, or chicken that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Then it’s topped with onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. (and fries?) Don’t get caught up in the pronunciation! Chuck mentions a few examples of gyros in TV shows, and he also mentions a couple of his favorite places to get a gyro—that he misses. Tell Chuck about your favorite gyros and where to get them!

13 MINAUG 17
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Ep94: Hungry for Gyros!

Ep93: Hungry for John Hughes!

EIsn’t that just ducky? No, it’s Duckie!Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures In episode 93, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Alan Kurtzweg to talk about John Hughes! John Hughes is the writer and/or director and/or producer of some of the most well-known comedies of the 1980s and 1990s. Here are just some of his movies: National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Home Alone. Chuck and Alan also discuss the early life and career of John Hughes. Let us know about your favorite John Hughes movies.

59 MINAUG 3
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Ep93: Hungry for John Hughes!

Ep92: Hungry for Bruce Lee!

EBruce Lee had a style all his own! In episode 92, Chuck talks about Bruce Lee! Bruce Lee is considered by Chuck, and many others, to be the greatest martial artist of all time! Bruce died at the age of 32; and no, Muhammad Ali did not kill Bruce Lee—no matter what a past guest would have Chuck believe! Bruce Lee developed his own martial art, Jeet Kune Do! Bruce Lee is, perhaps, best known for his role as Kato on The Green Hornet television series and for starring in the greatest martial arts movie ever made—Enter the Dragon. Tell Chuck about your favorite memories of Bruce Lee!

22 MINJUL 17
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Ep92: Hungry for Bruce Lee!

Ep91: Hungry for Rome!

EScott studied at the John Felice Rome Center—a campus of Loyola University Chicago! In episode 91, Chuck sits down with return guest Scott Glennon to talk about Rome! Scott was a study-abroad student in Rome! Italy’s capital has been around a long time; and there’s lots of history, in and around Rome, to explore. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is located wholly within Rome! (See what Chuck did there?) Roman cuisine, and Italian cuisine in general, is all about freshness and not about drowning pasta in sauce! It sounds like Scott would sum up Rome with one word: spectacular! Let us know about your favorite Roman things.

81 MINJUL 3
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Ep91: Hungry for Rome!

Ep90: Hungry for Cryptids!

EHere’s a drawing of a Jersey Devil from a Philadelphia newspaper in 1909! In episode 90, Chuck talks about cryptids! Cryptids are creatures whose existence is based mostly on anecdotal evidence—not Science! Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra are some well-known cryptids. Chuck thinks he may have uncovered a pattern or theme with regard to certain states in the U.S.A. being home to a variety of cryptids. Have you seen a cryptid? Do you know someone who has seen a cryptid? Tell Chuck about your favorite cryptid!

15 MINJUN 17
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Ep90: Hungry for Cryptids!

Ep89: Hungry for Oaxaca!

EChurch of Santo Domingo de GuzmánPhoto Credit: Gabriella Van Leuven In episode 89, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Gabriella Van Leuven about Oaxaca! Oaxaca is a state in southwestern Mexico, and it’s the name of the state’s capital city. Gabriella and her family spent a month in Oaxaca in 2018! Indigenous cultures, the Zapotecs, the Mixtec, and others, have survived better than most others elsewhere in Mexico. Of course, there is great food in Oaxaca! Moles, tamales, chocolate, chapulines, tlayudas, and cheese to name just a few. And you can wash it all down with mezcal! Tell us about your favorite things about Oaxaca!

63 MINJUN 3
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Ep89: Hungry for Oaxaca!

Latest Episodes

Ep98: Hungry for Kolchak: The Night Stalker!

EDarren McGavin as Carl Kolchak: The Night Stalker!Photo Credit: ABC In episode 98, Chuck talks about Kolchak: The Night Stalker! This short-lived TV series from the 1970s is based on an unpublished novel The Kolchak Papers, and two TV movies The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. Each episode has Chicago reporter Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin, investigating crimes perpetrated by monsters, creatures, or other strange phenomena. Tell Chuck about your favorite episode from this series!

19 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Ep98: Hungry for Kolchak: The Night Stalker!

Ep97: Hungry for The Who!

EWho are these guys? (See what Chuck did there?)Photo Credit: Kelle Fieffer In episode 97, Chuck sits down with Stephen Fieffer to talk about The Who! Stephen’s dad, David, was a huge Who fan; so, he and Chuck, and those close to David, had no choice but to be huge Who fans as well. Stephen and Chuck talk about the history of this iconic English rock band. They also discuss some fun and interesting stories about the band before talking about their favorite songs and albums from The Who’s long discography. Let us know about your favorite Who stories, songs, and/or albums!

64 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep97: Hungry for The Who!

Ep96: Hungry for Battle of the Planets!

EApparently the TV series transmuted into a comic book! In episode 96, Chuck talks about Battle of the Planets! This animated TV series from the late 1970s is an adaptation of the Japanese animated (anime) series Gatchaman. Five young people, the members of G-Force, protect Earth from Zoltar and his evil forces from the planet Spectra! With one word—TRANSMUTE!—the members of G-Force gain cool suits, weapons, and vehicles to aid them in their battle! There have been a number of other adaptations of this series as well. Tell Chuck about your favorite aspects of this series, the original series it is based on, and/or any of the adaptations!

24 MINSEP 17
Comments
Ep96: Hungry for Battle of the Planets!

Ep95: Hungry for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

EDon’t say stage freeze, just do it. In episode 95, Chuck sits down with return guest Pat Nevis to talk about It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! This show follows the wonderfully inappropriate misadventures of five lovable (?) characters as they try to get ahead in life (?). If you hang around with people like Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and/or Frank—perhaps you should rethink your life! Let us know about your favorite It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes.

83 MINSEP 3
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Ep95: Hungry for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

Ep94: Hungry for Gyros!

EFries rolled up in the chicken gyros—it’s Greek to us here in the United States! In episode 94, Chuck talks about gyros! These pita sandwiches, or wraps, hold beef/lamb, pork, or chicken that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Then it’s topped with onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. (and fries?) Don’t get caught up in the pronunciation! Chuck mentions a few examples of gyros in TV shows, and he also mentions a couple of his favorite places to get a gyro—that he misses. Tell Chuck about your favorite gyros and where to get them!

13 MINAUG 17
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Ep94: Hungry for Gyros!

Ep93: Hungry for John Hughes!

EIsn’t that just ducky? No, it’s Duckie!Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures In episode 93, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Alan Kurtzweg to talk about John Hughes! John Hughes is the writer and/or director and/or producer of some of the most well-known comedies of the 1980s and 1990s. Here are just some of his movies: National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Home Alone. Chuck and Alan also discuss the early life and career of John Hughes. Let us know about your favorite John Hughes movies.

59 MINAUG 3
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Ep93: Hungry for John Hughes!

Ep92: Hungry for Bruce Lee!

EBruce Lee had a style all his own! In episode 92, Chuck talks about Bruce Lee! Bruce Lee is considered by Chuck, and many others, to be the greatest martial artist of all time! Bruce died at the age of 32; and no, Muhammad Ali did not kill Bruce Lee—no matter what a past guest would have Chuck believe! Bruce Lee developed his own martial art, Jeet Kune Do! Bruce Lee is, perhaps, best known for his role as Kato on The Green Hornet television series and for starring in the greatest martial arts movie ever made—Enter the Dragon. Tell Chuck about your favorite memories of Bruce Lee!

22 MINJUL 17
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Ep92: Hungry for Bruce Lee!

Ep91: Hungry for Rome!

EScott studied at the John Felice Rome Center—a campus of Loyola University Chicago! In episode 91, Chuck sits down with return guest Scott Glennon to talk about Rome! Scott was a study-abroad student in Rome! Italy’s capital has been around a long time; and there’s lots of history, in and around Rome, to explore. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is located wholly within Rome! (See what Chuck did there?) Roman cuisine, and Italian cuisine in general, is all about freshness and not about drowning pasta in sauce! It sounds like Scott would sum up Rome with one word: spectacular! Let us know about your favorite Roman things.

81 MINJUL 3
Comments
Ep91: Hungry for Rome!

Ep90: Hungry for Cryptids!

EHere’s a drawing of a Jersey Devil from a Philadelphia newspaper in 1909! In episode 90, Chuck talks about cryptids! Cryptids are creatures whose existence is based mostly on anecdotal evidence—not Science! Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra are some well-known cryptids. Chuck thinks he may have uncovered a pattern or theme with regard to certain states in the U.S.A. being home to a variety of cryptids. Have you seen a cryptid? Do you know someone who has seen a cryptid? Tell Chuck about your favorite cryptid!

15 MINJUN 17
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Ep90: Hungry for Cryptids!

Ep89: Hungry for Oaxaca!

EChurch of Santo Domingo de GuzmánPhoto Credit: Gabriella Van Leuven In episode 89, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Gabriella Van Leuven about Oaxaca! Oaxaca is a state in southwestern Mexico, and it’s the name of the state’s capital city. Gabriella and her family spent a month in Oaxaca in 2018! Indigenous cultures, the Zapotecs, the Mixtec, and others, have survived better than most others elsewhere in Mexico. Of course, there is great food in Oaxaca! Moles, tamales, chocolate, chapulines, tlayudas, and cheese to name just a few. And you can wash it all down with mezcal! Tell us about your favorite things about Oaxaca!

63 MINJUN 3
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Ep89: Hungry for Oaxaca!